Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Tooth Brushing Basics

dca-blog_basic-dental-care-blue-man

Brushing your teeth is one of the basics of good dental care, but many people need a refresher in some of the brushing basics. Brushing can help keep your teeth and gums healthy by removing the plaque and food particles that stay on teeth and start up trouble. This is why you need to brush at least twice a day in the proper way that dentists recommend.

We all know how to brush our teeth, but there’s a difference between basic brushing and better brushing. To sharpen your skills for better brushing, dentists recommend these three tips:

  1. Move the brush over all of your teeth and gums gently yet thoroughly, making sure to cover difficult-to-reach areas and sensitive teeth.
  2. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes to ensure that you reach every part and remove every food particle for a complete clean.
  3. Replace your toothbrush every three months to keep it clean and effective.

Now that you know better techniques, you need to get the best tools. There are many dental care products available, so do some research and seek out recommendations from an affordable dentist about which products are proven and powerful. Fortunately, some toothbrushes and toothpastes deliver multiple benefits to give you maximum value for minimal expense. For extra protection, check out some products that can benefit your brushing routine, such as special flosses and specialized mouthwashes.

Brushing your teeth is a basic activity, but it never hurts to brush up on the basics to get better results from your dental care.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
William L.
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
The visit went well
James T.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
Our Location